Is this dog part Basenji?
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    Hello all,

    I am new to this forum and I have a dog that I think is part Basenji but would like to get your opinions about her. I got this dog from the pound but always wonder what she was mixed with. It displays a lot of Basenji behaviors but she does bark but its a very high pitched. She does a low growling sound when she gets excited or is really happy. Her name is Shelby.

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  • Possible that there is some Basenji. You can do DNA tests on dogs now if you really want to find out

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  • She certainly looks like she could be. How tall is she? What does she weigh? And what does her tail look like?

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    Does like the rain; water?
    -Joanne

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  • With mixed breeds, it's often impossible to tell. I wouldn't see her and think Basenji, but it could be.

    DNA testing is still fairly inaccurate for dog breeds, but it's fun.

    http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2015/02/19/how-effective-are-pet-dna-tests/

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    eeeefarm - She is about 18 inches tall and weighs about 35 lbs. I don't know about the tail. She was a stray dog that I got from the local shelter and the previous owners cropped it so all she has is a nub.

    giza1 - Oh no she hates water and the rain with a passion. She hates taking a bath too.

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    A Basenji usually REALLY dislikes the water.
    -Joanne

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  • Another possibility might be Rat Terrier. They do come in brindle, although that colour is out of favour. There is one in my neighbourhood that has a bit of a Basenji look to him, and his tail is very short.......not sure if it's natural or docked.

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